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Llandudno Electricity Works. GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR AND SMALL LOANS. The Llandudno Urban District Council, having applied for power to borrow £ 2,322 for the purposes of their electrical under- undertaking, Mr. H. R. Hooper, one of the Local Government Board's Inspectors, at- tended at the Town Hall, Llandudno, on Thursday, to hold a public inquiry into the matter. In addition to the Clerk to the Council, Mr. A. Conolly, the Accountant, Mr. Walter Wood, and the electrical engineer, Mr. Harold Morton. The other persons present were Messrs. Pierce Jones, J. M'Master, and S. Chantrey, members of the Electricity Committee of the Council. Mr. Conolly stated that the estimated population of Llandudno now is 11,610, and that the assessable value is ^104,005. The total amount of outstanding loans on all ac- counts, and including certain loans sanc- tioned but not yet taken up, is £ 190,915. The total rates are 6s. Id. in the pound, in- cluding 3s. poor rate. There are 2,115 in- habited houses in the urban district. The first loan asked for was f i,ooo for ex- tensions of mains and services. The In- spector suggested that it was bad finance to borrow money for the services "—connect- ing the premises of consumers to the mains —and that such work should be paid for out of revenue. Local authorities all over the country were now taking that course. Some little discussion occurred, and the Clerk, with the approval of the councillors present, amended (the application so that £ 256 would be borrowed to cover the ex- penditure on extensions of cables up to March 31st last, and 6744 for similar work in the future. This sum, it was estimated would suffice for three years, whilst the original application was for what would meet the outlay in two years. The cost of the services is to come out of revenue. For the last half-dozen years the concern has realised a profit of about £1,000 per annum. The next item was for a coal conveyor, to cost £932, and to save annually about Z120 in labour. A mechanical stoker is to be sup- plied at a cost of £ 260. Mr. Hooper in- quired whether it was really worth the while of the Urban Council to obtain a sanction to a small loan like that. Would it not be better to pay for it out of revenue? The reply was that it would mean probably an addition to the rates, but Mr. Conolly added that it might be met out of the re- serve fund of ^3,000. The Inspector inti- mated that he would have no objection to that being done, and, having ascertained the views of the councillors in attendance, the Clerk withdrew the application with respect to the CxSo. Mr. Hooper proceeded to make some sug- gestions as to the system of book-keeping to be adopted in regard to loans.

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